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Authorities investigate after 3 killed in White County

Authorities investigate after 3 killed in White County

Authorities are investigating after two people were killed and White County sheriff's deputies fatally shot a man suspected to be involved in the slayings Monday afternoon.

Sheriff Phillip Miller said deputies were called about 1:30 p.m. to a report of a shooting on Blackjack Mountain Road in Romance. Miller said a woman was found dead near a home in the area. A man who was injured in the shooting died as he was being taken to an area hospital.

Miller said deputies searched the area and found a man suspected to be involved in the killings about 3:15 p.m. Deputies fatally shot the man after the man pointed a gun at them, according to Miller.

Arkansas State Police spokesman Bill Sadler said the agency is investigating the shooting involving the sheriff's deputies.

The White County sheriff's office is investigating the other two killings.

Miller said late Monday afternoon that it was unclear what led to the slayings. The investigation is ongoing.

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